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Looking Back: Most Viewed Stories of 2016

Allison Matherly

December 28, 2016


From the establishment of a new Texas Tech campus to the discovery of ripples in spacetime, these are our top ten most viewed stories of 2016.

Daniel Tiger

#10 - Watching the Right TV Shows Can Help Kids Develop Social Skills 

Researchers in mass media and autism education found young children who watch "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" learn empathy and other school readiness skills. More >>

Elizabeth Hash

#9 - Fearful to Fearless: Honors Student Takes Solo Hike on Pacific Crest Trail

(VIDEO) Senior Elizabeth Hash spent seven weeks hiking the High Sierra Mountains, then wrote seven essays about how the journey changed her outlook. More >> 

Phantom of the Opera

#8 - David Gaschen Stars in Texas Tech Opera Theatre's "Phantom of the Opera"

(VIDEO) The Texas Tech alumnus will reprise the title role he has played more than 1,300 times worldwide. More >>



#7 - 'Here for a Reason:' Freshman Starts at Texas Tech After Near-Fatal Accident

Business major Madison Brandes had to relearn the alphabet and how to read after a driver ran a red light and T-boned the vehicle in which she was a passenger. More >>


New Students

#6 - Six Things New Students Must Experience Their First Semester at Texas Tech

From football games to eating at the StrEat food truck, the fall semester is filled with experiences every Red Raider should have. More >>


#5 - Texas Tech Ties to Space Shuttle Columbia Endure 13 Years After Tragedy

Commander Rick Husband's wife donated his collection to their alma mater.

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Gravitational Waves

#4 - Gravitational Waves Detected 100 Years After Einstein's Prediction

(VIDEO) LIGO opens new window on the universe with observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes. Seven Texas Tech researchers were involved in the collaborative discovery. More >> 

Tire One

#3 - Texas Tech Achieves Tier One Carnegie Designation

Texas Tech is one of only 81 public institutions listed in the top tier. More >> 

Costa Rica

#2 - Texas Tech University Establishes Campus in Costa Rica

(VIDEO) The university's first international campus extends its global reach and engagement. More >>


#1 - Teenager Creates System to Reduce Concussions Among Football Players

(VIDEO) Berto Garcia, who will start his second year at Texas Tech, created the system in high school for a science fair project. He now has a provisional patent. He's 19. More >>

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